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Telegram to Representative Emanuel Celler Opposed to the March on Washington

The day before the March, Representative Emanuel Celler received this anonymous telegram from a Virginian “Southern White Gentle Woman.” Celler received a significant quantity of telegrams and letters from Americans, including strongly worded opposition or support for the March.

Telegram to Representative Emanuel Celler Opposed to the March on Washington, August 27, 1963; Committee on the Judiciary, Bill Files; Records of the U.S. House of Representatives, Record Group 233; National Archives Building, Washington, DC; NAID 7479799.

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